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Dean Baker: Republicans Reject Biden Proposal to Spend an Amount Equal to a Quarter of the Military Budget on Infrastructure

Washington Post budget reporters have a game where they try to write things in a way that none of their readers have any clue what they are talking about. According to rumors, they give a prize each year to the reporter who does the best job in providing zero information to readers. Today’s piece on the proposals […]

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Job Growth Slows Sharply in May

June 2, 2017 – The unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent in May, a new low for the recovery and the lowest level since 2001. However, this decline in employment was the result of people leaving the labor market; as the number reported as employed in the household survey actually fell, with the overall employment-to-population […]

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Dean Baker Publishes Latest Book on How the Economy is Rigged

Washington, D.C. October 19, 2016 – Today, Economist Dean Baker is publishing his new book Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer. This book shows that upward redistribution was not the result of globalization and the natural workings of the market. Rather, it was the result of conscious […]